Frangipani Birthday

I started the new Elements of Nature coloring class yesterday that is now being offered over at Kit and Clowder. If you aren’t familiar with Alyce’s site or classes, you’re really missing out. She’s an amazing artist and teacher! In addition to having some amazing Copic coloring classes, she also offers an incredible colored pencil class. In fact, even in her classes geared toward alcohol markers, she also offers information and conversions for coloring the images with colored pencils which is awesome! She is located in Australia, so bear in mind the prices you see on her website are in Australian dollars. You would need to check a currency converter to determine the cost for your particular location.

For my first homework assigned, I decided to tackle the plumeria (a.k.a. frangipani) image which is included in the bundle of digital stamps included with the class. I wasn’t particularly happy with my results on my first attempt, so I tried it a second time and though it came out OK. Since I’m never one to let a good image go to waste, I decided to turn it into this quick clean and simple (CAS) card.

Mel's Card Corner | Frangipani Birthday

Since I only had the digital stamp of the flowers without any kind of scene, I decided to create a bit of a “sky” backdrop for the flowers. I went around the borders of the flowers with (in order), BG01, BG000, BG0000, and ended with the 0 colorless blender to fad it out to white.

To accentuate the yellow centers of the flowers, I matted my image on some Daffodil Delight cardstock from Stampin’ Up!® leaving a very thin border. I then adhered the matted image toward the top of a white panel. I wrapped the panel with some Daffodil Delight seam binding and tied it off with a knot.

Mel's Card Corner | Frangipani Birthday

I didn’t feel like I really had room for a sentiment on the front of the card, so I decided to add it inside. I used one of the sentiments from the stamp set included with the Watercolor Wishes card kit I posted about yesterday. I stamped it using Tempting Turquoise which I thought went nicely with the BG Copic colors I used to outline my image. I then added a few small flowers around the sentiment using Daffodil Delight ink to finish the card. The two larger flowers are from Petite Petals and then smaller flower in the upper left is from Pictogram Punches.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

In other news, two of my recent cards have been selected as winners in challenges.

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As a reminder, tomorrow (March 31) is the LAST DAY for the 2016 Sale-A-Bration (SAB) promotion at Stampin’ Up. There’s still time to place an order if you want to qualify for any of the exclusive products available during SAB, but you need to hurry. Once SAB ends Thursday night, all of the exclusive items will be retired.

Until next time …

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  1. susan says:

    Pretty card…I like your coloring! Sounds like you gain some good experience from your online class. Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

  2. Kathie says:

    Melissa, you are the first person I have met who has actually taken one of Alyce’s classes. Has the Elements of Nature class continued to give you good ideas/techniques? Have you taken the skin and hair class as well? I love the card you posted last night and re-colored this morning.

    • Melissa says:

      Hey Kathie! I actually love Alyce’s classes. I haven’t completed the skin & hair or clothing classes yet, but have purchased them. I’ve also purchased her Perfecting Pencils colored pencil class and her Distress Inks class.

  3. Barb Ghig says:

    Such a beautiful card, Melissa! I love the color combo…especially the pop of yellow on your flower and ribbon! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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